Civil War Battle of Nashville 150th anniversary re-enactment Four-year-old Caleb Agee stands guard in front of Travellers Rest along with his father and other re-enactors during a citywide living history event Saturday for the Battle of Nashville 150th anniversary. (Photo: Larry McCormack, / The Tennessean)
Jewish WWI Soldier Getting Medal of Honor One Step Closer to Reality A Century On Jewish WWI Soldier Getting Medal of Honor One Step Closer to Reality A Century On
Goodbye, “Tuskegee Airmen” Pilot Lowell Steward [1919-2014] Goodbye, “Tuskegee Airmen” Pilot Lowell Steward [1919-2014]
Flying again, the Hitler Youth glider: Replica of fragile aircraft takes to the skies – just as it did with pilots who went on to fight for the Nazis Flying again, the Hitler Youth glider: Replica of fragile aircraft takes to the skies – just as it did with pilots who went on to fight for the Nazis
GUEST BLOGGERS Guest blogger Alex Kershaw: THE LONGEST WINTER – AN EXCERPT

Guest blogger Alex Kershaw: THE LONGEST WINTER – AN EXCERPT

The platoon again opened fire as the Germans got to the fence. This time, it was Private First Class Milosevich who let rip with the .50-caliber jeep-mounted machine gun. The armor-piercing bullets, employed by rear gunners on B-17s to bring down fighters, blew holes a foot wide in the German […]

MEDIA BBC’s Dan Snow joins War History Online as Guest Blogger!

BBC’s Dan Snow joins War History Online as Guest Blogger!

Dan Snow has joined forces with the War History Online team to write a guest blog following his military history related activities. Dan commented: “It’s great to be joining War History Online as a blogger – over the past couple of years they have grown into a social media phenomenon! […]

REVIEWS Seven Incredible Stories of World War II Resistance

Seven Incredible Stories of World War II Resistance

World War II was the sort of war that hadn’t been seen before, or at least not for a very long time. The French defense of the Revolution was said to have introduced the concept of ‘total war’ in the modern world (if you got in front of a Mongol […]

WORLDWIDE Drafted into the U.S. Army in 1944, John Duckett went on to serve as a radio operator with the 100th Infantry Division during World War II. Courtesy of John Duckett

“The thing to do” World War II veteran shares story of service as radio operator

During the first half of the 1940s, the draft notice was a document that many a young man anticipated receiving—a call to the colors that could possibly land them in the middle of a combat zone. For some, it was the source of great anxiety—consumed by the risk of losing […]

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Four-year-old Caleb Agee stands guard in front of Travellers Rest along with his father and other re-enactors during a citywide living history event Saturday for the Battle of Nashville 150th anniversary. (Photo: Larry McCormack, / The Tennessean)
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Civil War Battle of Nashville 150th anniversary re-enactment

Battle of Nashville echoes 150 years later The last big battle of the American Civil War took place in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1864. Today, a trench still exists in Shy Hill, Nashville, where the Confederate soldiers took cover. It was here that the Union army broke the line, as they […]

Jewish WWI Soldier Getting Medal of Honor One Step Closer to Reality A Century On
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Jewish WWI Soldier Getting Medal of Honor One Step Closer to Reality A Century On

At long last, a Jewish WWI soldier is closer to being posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery during the Great War after almost a hundred years. Almost a century ago, Jewish WWI soldier Sergeant William Shemin ran through a WWI battlefield to pull fellow wounded soldiers to safety. He did […]

Goodbye, “Tuskegee Airmen” Pilot Lowell Steward [1919-2014]
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Goodbye, “Tuskegee Airmen” Pilot Lowell Steward [1919-2014]

Lowell Steward, one of the last few surviving members of the “Tuskegee Airmen”, passed away Wednesday, December 17, in California. He was 95. The WWII vet died due to natural causes at a Ventura hospital, his son, Lowell Jr., said. Lowell Steward was already a business degree graduate from Santa Barbara College when he […]

Flying again, the Hitler Youth glider: Replica of fragile aircraft takes to the skies – just as it did with pilots who went on to fight for the Nazis
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Flying again, the Hitler Youth glider: Replica of fragile aircraft takes to the skies – just as it did with pilots who went on to fight for the Nazis

This incredible footage shows a daredevil pilot holding on tight as he flies a replica of a 1938 Hitler Youth glider. The man, who is strapped to the seat of the wooden aircraft, soars hundreds of feet above German countryside – as pilots would have done before the outbreak of […]

All 11 were tortured, beaten and shot dead. The Story of the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion and the Wereth 11 By CJ Kelly
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All 11 were tortured, beaten and shot dead. The Story of the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion and the Wereth 11 By CJ Kelly

A big thank you to Chris Kelly for this article. On December 16, 1944, the Germans launched their last great offensive against the Western Allies through the Ardennes Forest of eastern Belgium. It would become known as the Battle of the Bulge. Three German Armies attacked a long a 50-mile […]

1967 Japanese World War Two movie, ‘Japan’s Longest Day’, in remake
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1967 Japanese World War Two movie, ‘Japan’s Longest Day’, in remake

‘Japan’s Longest Day’ is a classic Japanese 1967 movie telling the story of the Japanese surrender to the Allies in World War Two. The surrender took place on 15th August 1945 after the American atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Movie studio and production company, Shochiku announced the […]

BEFORE: This picture was taken before the hatch was welded shut.
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Cold War nuclear bunker remains sealed to public, calls for site to be restored

A nuclear bunker has been left to disrepair and vandalism, but could be restored as a reminder of the nuclear Cold War era. The bunker is in a town called Barrhead, East Renfrewshire around eight miles southwest of Glasgow, Scotland. High up on a hill, behind the local golf club […]

WHO-Tube: WW2 German JAGDPANZER Tank Pulled From The Mud / RC Rescue Mission
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WHO-Tube: WW2 German JAGDPANZER Tank Pulled From The Mud / RC Rescue Mission

WW2 German JAGDPANZER Tank Pulled From The Mud

The Cure For Syphilis Was Developed As Part Of The US Effort To Win WWII
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The Cure For Syphilis Was Developed As Part Of The US Effort To Win WWII

AP The organism treponema palladium, which causes syphilis, is seen through an electron microscope, May 23, 1944. World War II is the deadliest conflict in history. But the human race still emerged from the war with a few potential advances in hand, among them a cure for syphilis. The bacteria […]

Christmas Truce Story: Ordered to Kill Each Other, British Captain and German Baron Shared Beer Instead
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Christmas Truce Story: Ordered to Kill Each Other, British Captain and German Baron Shared Beer Instead

One hundred years ago, instead of killing each other as they were ordered to do, British Captain Clifton Stockwell and German Baron Maximillian von Sinner instead had a toast at the midst of the Great War. A century past, their grand-kids – both involved in military service – met in the […]